BY PATIENCE IVIE IHEJIRIKA, Abuja
In an effort to support government in creating COVID-19 awareness and implementation of safety measures, Project SafeUp, a partnership between My World of Bags (MWOB) and Mastercard Foundation, has distributed over one million free Personal Protective Equipments (PPE) to schools, markets and health facilities across the country.
The project also aims to de-stigmatise the virus and give COVID-19 survivors a platform to share their stories.
The operations manager, MWOB, Adetoun Ademuyiwa, told LEADERESHIP Sunday that due to the organisation’s commitment to the COVID 19 fight, it had retooled its factory to focus on the production of PPEs and established key partnerships with micro, small and medium enterprises (MSMEs).
He said they have a target of producing and distributing over 2.5 million PPE across South western Nigeria and any other areas in need across the country.
“Over the past few months, thousands of students, teachers, health workers, vulnerable populations, traders and various local communities have been beneficiaries of this project.
“The project drivers understand that over 82 million Nigerians live on less than $1 a day and are unable to afford the necessary protective equipment to curb the spread of the virus.”
“We acknowledge this milestone but realise it is a mandate to further accelerate our efforts,” said the director of social programs, FemiHandbags/My World of Bags, Sinmi Olayebi.
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